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MBA Degree Leads the Pack

According to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s (GMAC) 2017 prospective students survey, the MBA degree is still seen as one of the top business master’s programs with 77% of candidates considering an MBA degree. In addition to the high popularity of the MBA degree, international study is also on the rise.

From a survey of more than 11,000 potential candidates, GMAC found that the percentage of candidates looking to study internationally has grown to 59%, up from 44% in 2009, with the majority (58%) looking to study in the United States. For those seeking international study, 63% of respondents are looking for a high quality education, 58% are looking to secure international employment, and 51% are looking to develop their international network.

Still wondering why you should pursue an MBA?

Of those surveyed, 38% are looking to pursue graduate education to develop expertise (career enhancer), 38% to switch industries or job functions (career switcher), and 25% to start a business (become an entrepreneur). Top industries are consulting (33%), finance and accounting (31%), and products and services (24%).
Take a look at the infographic below for more information.


Located in the metro Washington, D.C., area, the George Mason MBA Program, prepares the next generation of business leaders through a rigorous, stimulating business and management curriculum based on a global perspective, industry demand, and leadership. It prepares MBA degree graduates with the skills they need to pursue the careers they want.

The Mason MBA program is ranked #53 on the “Best Part-time MBA” list by U. S. News & World Report. Dedicated career services staff offers personalized career consulting services to students during the MBA program and alumni after graduation.

Download the Mason MBA eBook titled 5 Things You Need in an MBA Program today for more information.


GMAC Statistics

Source: GMAC

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